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Alaska Pipeline north of Fairbanks

Alaska Pipeline north of Fairbanks

  • Author: admin
  • Date Posted: Jun 23, 2013
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As we headed north of Fairbanks, the road is still really nice an well maintained, then on the horizon, we could see the infamous Alaska Pipeline.  Since it runs parallel to the Dalton Highway, it would be our primary companion on the majority trip.

The pipeline sits atop a series of stilts that allows the ground to shift and heave below, without disrupting the continuity of the pipe.  Also, there are dozens of pump stations and other service areas so the company can maintain it.